How can you ensure all your employees are trained effectively, irrespective of their physical abilities? What does it take to develop online courses that can be used seamlessly by all learners, including those who are differently-abled? Lectora 17 can develop online courses for physically challenged learners pretty easily, with its many built-in features.
Articulate Storyline is a dream tool for end-to-end e-learning development. Right from developing an Enligsh course with interactivities, games, to translating the course, it offers excellent support. I’ve used this tool to translate many courses – more than 1000. With all the experience I have working on this tool, I have listed a few challenges I faced while using the articulate storyline tool for translations, and also how I overcame them.
In my previous blog, I shared a few tips on adding page numbers to courses using variables in Articulate Storyline.
In this blog, let us see how to add the Play/Pause and Replay buttons to a customized GUI (Graphical User Interface).
This is the fifth part in the multi-post blog on creating an interesting GUI using Articulate Storyline. In the last blog, we looked at customizing the Help button in the GUI 1. In this blog post, we will see the steps to add page numbers to a course in Articulate Storyline.
In my previous blog 1, I shared a few tips to customize the Resources button (in the Graphic User Interface). We have also seen how to add resources in that button. We can also customize other GUI features such as the Menu, Notes, and Help buttons.
In my earlier blog, we saw how to customize the Menu and Audio Script buttons in Articulate Storyline. In this post, we will see how to customize the Resource option in the GUI.
Resources are usually added to an e-learning course to provide extra information on the subject. By adding a Resource button in the Graphical User Interface, you can provide reference material in the form of MS Word documents, PDFs, and other job aids to view/save and print for future use. By default, we can enable this feature using the Player.
When working on a project in Articulate Storyline, you may sometimes find it hard to remember where a feature is located in the tool, you may sometimes find it cumbersome to do a search to find a feature that you use regularly such as alignment, inserting characters, or adding animation effects.
Articulate Storyline, a popular rapid e-learning authoring tool, includes a great feature to customize the Player/GUI as required. Once customized, we can reuse the same interface in multiple e-learning courses. In my previous blog, I shared a few tips to customize GUIs (Graphic User Interface). We have seen how to o customize the GUI dimensions (Width and Height) and add customized Back and Next buttons. We can also customize other GUI futures such as the Menu, Notes, Resources, and Help buttons.
Every eLearning course includes navigational elements by default. What if your LMS provides navigation options too? You can be pretty sure, learners will be confused.
I recenly worked on a e-learning course developed using the rapid authoring tool, Articulate Storyline and published it to SumTotal LMS. By default, the SumTotal LMS provides navigational elements on top of the screen to every course published to it. The problem arises if you are making the course WCAG or 508 compliant. This is because, whenever the learner uses the Tab key to navigate through the course, he may get confused going through the same options repeatedly.
With mobile devices ceasing to support Flash-based training materials, the demand for Flash to HTML5 conversion tools has gone up. So, choosing the right authoring tool will be your best bet to make your courses HTML5 compatible. But this will never work without having a clearly defined set of requirements. Today’s market is filled with many rapid authoring tools offering tons of customization options, in-built images (photographs and illustrated characters), in-built interactivities, assessments, PowerPoint plug-ins, standalone software, cloud based applications, etc. Choosing the right tool that suits your purpose can be quite challenging.